On 8 February, Al Jazeera reported claims that nearly 200 British academics at more than 12 universities in the UK are being investigated on suspicion of unwittingly helping the Chinese government build WMD.  The scholars are suspected of unknowingly breaching export laws designed to prevent intellectual property in highly-sensitive subjects from being handed to hostile states.  Security services are concerned that the research could help Beijing develop WMD and be used in the repression of political dissidents and minorities including the Uighurs.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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